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morn

[mawrn]
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noun Literary.
  1. morning.
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Origin of morn

before 900; Middle English morn(e), Old English morne (dative of morgen morning); cognate with Dutch, German Morgen
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Historical Examples

  • He is aged for such a journey, if you came from the Forest since morn.

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • The morn's mornin' cam, an' by that time I had decided on my plan o' operautions.

  • After hailing the morn with this second salutation, he threw a boot at the woman as a third.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • There is not a blacksmith but is at his forge from morn to night at work upon pike-heads.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • And he himself resuscitated amidst the childhood of the morn.


British Dictionary definitions for morn

morn

noun
  1. a poetic word for morning
  2. the morn Scot tomorrow
  3. the morn's nicht Scot tomorrow night
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Word Origin

Old English morgen; compare Old High German morgan, Old Norse morginn
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Word Origin and History for morn

n.

contracted from Middle English morwen, from Old English (Mercian) margen (dative marne), earlier morgen (dative morgne) "morning, forenoon, sunrise," from Proto-Germanic *murgana- "morning" (cf. Old Saxon morgan, Old Frisian morgen, Middle Dutch morghen, Dutch morgen, Old High German morgan, German Morgen, Gothic maurgins), from PIE *merk-, perhaps from root *mer- "to blink, twinkle" (cf. Lithuanian mirgeti "to blink").

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